Mel Goes to: Washington, D.C.

Man oh man, I love D.C. I was surprised by how much I enjoyed this city. Its historic buildings are gorgeous, the monuments look better in real lie, and there is a certain je ne sais quoi about it. It felt like the city to go to when people want to get stuff done. That may be ironic given the current state of the U.S government, but stay with me. 

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Mel Goes To: New York, NY

The best thing about a month-long work assignment on the East Coast is having the option to visit different cities on the weekends. My boyfriend joined me on my second weekend getaway, making this a mini reunion of some sort. It came at just the right time, because I was starting to feel homesick and tired of the humidity. I spent half of my childhood below the equator, yet I still refuse to endure the slightest bit of moisture in the air without complaint. 

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Mel Goes To: Philadelphia, PA

Last month, I spent one hot and humid weekend sweating my way through Philadelphia, consuming as much as my stomach could handle. I endured high 90s temperature and double-digit humidity to find myself pleasantly surprised by the city's thriving food scene. The temperature was in the high 90s with double-digit humidity, but it was worth it. Allow me to reminisce:

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